…the storms, the wildfires, the droughts. We know that continuing our present course will diminish human life. For the sake of the poor, for future generations, and for nature itself, society must become carbon neutral. The change is large, and it can be done.
Presbyterian Climate Advocates are a small group of church leaders who believe that, with God’s help, we can forge a new future. We advocate for a carbon fee and dividend plan to help drive the economy to renewable alternatives. We seek to live sustainably ourselves, and we help congregations and families conserve energy. And we invite others to act with us.
We offer four-week on-line courses for individuals and groups called Faith and the Climate Crisis. The next course will take place Sundays, January 9-30, 2022.
For more information, and to register, go to Upcoming Online Classes.
- our deep connections with the natural world
- the urgency of our present climate crisis
- the environmental effects on the poor
- why people of faith take the crisis personally
- what is being and can be done to promote healing
- specific actions including…
– talking with leaders and neighbors
– advocating for rapid transformation
– making changes in our congregations and homes
This program is taught by the southern Indiana group Presbyterian Climate Advocates:
- Carol Dunn, elder and Earth Care team chair at FPC Scottsburg
- Kristina Lindborg, CCL representative, Bloomington
- Beth Snyder, elder and Green Team chair at FPC Jeffersonville
- Trisha Tull, emerita professor of Bible, Louisville Seminary
Participants in the Retirement Savings Plan of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) are invited to a 30-minute, virtual presentation filled with tips and a quick tour of NetBenefits, your online retirement resource from Fidelity Investments (Retirement Savings Plan recordkeeper).
Get to Know NetBenefits, hosted by Dan McCarthy, Fidelity Retirement Planner, is a free webinar designed to help you manage your NetBenefits account, review investment options and performance, access educational resources, and use calculators and other modeling tools as you plan for your financial goals with confidence. Following the presentation, Dan will answer your general questions. Participants can also schedule a complimentary, one-on-one consultation with Dan.
From creating an emergency savings fund and managing expenses, to improving your investing know-how and growing your savings, NetBenefits has the resources you need to take the next step on your financial wellness journey.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Register here for the webinar
All employees who work for a PC(USA)-affiliated employer are eligible to participate in the Retirement Savings Plan if their employer offers the plan to them. For more information, visit pensions.org or call the Board of Pensions at 800-773-7752 (800-PRESPLAN).
Stone Belt Presents: Building Relationships Through Mutual Connection with Non-Speaking Individuals Webinar
June 24 11:00 AM EDT
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Faith communities are called to be in relationship with one another. Growing a mutual connection in a friendship involves BOTH people sharing interests, values, thoughts, opinions, gifts, and wisdom. This can be a challenge when developing a friendship with someone who does not primarily communicate through speech and has an intellectual/developmental disability or is neurodivergent. Together we will explore ways to move through these barriers into mutual friendship. Our discussion will include various communication strategies, therapeutic/pastoral methods, and personal stories.
Year of Leader Formation: Investing in Ruling Elders and Deacons
Parliamentary Procedure for Leaders – A Webinar
July 14, 2021; 7-8:30 pm (eastern) – Registration Deadline July 6, 2021
PC(USA) ruling elders and deacons have responsibilities as leaders in Christ’s church. Whether you serve as a moderator or as a participant, your call will involve meetings conducted by parliamentary procedure – usually Robert’s Rules of Order. Most Presbyterians have learned about parliamentary procedure through observation during meetings; during this Year of Leader Formation webinar, you can expect to learn more about the theological connections between parliamentary procedure and our Book of Order and gain skills to help you participate more confidently and effectively. You will have an opportunity during the registration process to name questions you would like to see addressed.
This event is provided for free for participants and is funded through your per capita dollars. It does not come without cost, however. Knowing the diversity of language within the PC(USA), this webinar will be provided in several languages with interpretation based on requests made through the registration process. As a result, there is a registration deadline of July 6, 2021, in order to be able to have time to arrange for those services. This event will be recorded and will be available in English following the event.
Read More & Register on the PC(USA) site.